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Purchasing Power: women and the co-operative movement since the 19th century

Purchasing Power: women and the co-operative movement since the 19th century

Join Rachael Vorberg-Rugh, resarcher at the Co-operative College for this fascinating talk (please note this talk was originally scheduled for Saturday 1 March)

22 February 2014

1 March 2014, Purchasing Power, Bolton Women's Guild and banner, 1907 @ People's History Museum

Time 13:00 - 14:00

Duration 60 minutes

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

Founded in 1883, the Women’s Co-operative Guild rapidly became the largest working class women’s organisation in Britain, mobilising thousands of female consumers for economic, social and political change.  This talk will introduce some of the co-operative ‘wonder women’ who made their voices heard in the decades before women gained the right to vote.

Rachael Vorberg-Rugh is a historian, whose research and publications focus on the co-operative movement and its role in British society since the mid-19th century.  Her current work focuses on integrating women’s involvement in co-operatives – as customers, members, activists and business leaders – into the wider history of co-operatives in Britain.  She is the co-author of Building Co-operation: A Business History of The Co-operative Group, 1863-2013, recently published by Oxford University Press.  Rachael is a researcher with the Co-operative College, where she previously served as Project Officer with the National Co-operative Archive and Rochdale Pioneers Museum.

Wonder WomenPart of Wonder Women Radical Manchester.

Suitable for adults and young people

Booking Requirements: Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk

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